Defending the wall: Maintaining church/state separation in America

Specter, Arlen
March 1995
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Spring95, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p575
Academic Journal
Presents the essay titled `Defending the Wall: Maintaining Church/State Separation in America,' by Arlen Specter about the separation of church and state in the United States.


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